Premature confetti guy in Sixers game identified and he’s wearing an ‘I Don’t Care’ shirt
Back in February for Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles had confetti rain down upon the field at U.S. Bank Stadium after they beat the New England Patriots 41-33 to finally win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.
However, during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, the Philly celebration over a Boston-area team began too early this time.
With just 1.7 seconds left in regulation and Philly down 89-87, Sixers guard Marco Bellineli hit a tough shot falling away in the corner that sent the crowd into a frenzy like they had won the game on a 3-pointer. However, after further review, replay officials confirmed that Belinelli did have his foot on the 3-point line and counted the basket as a two-pointer.
This sent the game to overtime at 89-89 after there was a delay to clean up all the confetti scattered across the court, where the Celtics would eventually beat the Sixers by a score of 101-98.
According to these photos tweeted out by Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, this man wearing a “BREAKING NEWS: I DON’T CARE“ shirt was responsible for setting off the confetti prematurely from the rafters of Wells Fargo Center.
Here’s the premature confetti guy. pic.twitter.com/4PSx73ncLi
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) May 5, 2018
It must not be very fun to be this guy right now, as there are many people out there who are very superstitious, especially when it comes to their sports teams. The Sixers are now down 3-0 in the series and no NBA team has ever come back from a deficit that large.
A big lesson to be learned here: never be the guy who prematurely sets off the confetti. It is simply a major inconvenience for everyone involved just because premature confetti guy is unable to control himself.